The latest matinee idol in Boston, Bronson Arroyo, spun a three-hitter over eight innings, and Keith Foulke nailed down the victory with his seventh save as the Sox tamed the Tigers 2-1 in Detroit.
Arroyo fanned eight, allowing only two walks in extending his unbeaten streak to nine, dating back to August 2004.
Trot Nixon had four hits coming off his suspension, raising his average to .324, doubled in by David Ortiz in the ninth. Old friend Ugie Urbina suffered the loss for the Tigers.
Edgar Renteria injured his index finger while trying to bunt. If the extent of his injury were unclear, it would present an intriguing dilemma for the Sox in finding a replacement for the intermediate term (above and beyond Ramon Vazquez).
Who am I kidding? I didn't see a second of the game, so I can't really comment about it beyond reading the box. Arroyo had a no-no going into the seventh when Carlos Guillen put one in the seats in right.
Sox talk. Melrose's own Chris Snow had a pair of articles in The Globe today, and is doing a great job as a Sox beat writer.
Great coverage of the minor league teams at
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ibp&did=milb&cid=546. Don't forget to check out another excellent site http://www.soxprospects.com/ which regularly updates who's climbing the ladder to the Show.